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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Something Old, Something New

There's a new site out there. Baseball Analysts was launched today:

Richard Lederer and Bryan Smith have joined forces and created Baseball Analysts (, an online site devoted to examining the game's past, present, and future. The Baseball Analysts will fully integrate Rich's Weekend Baseball Beat and Wait Til Next Year. The new site will feature full-length articles, interviews, and roundtable discussions daily, plus guest columnists weekly.
Lederer led off for the site today by posting part one of a three-part special in which he gives the answers he received from a group of writers, analysts, and baseball executives when he asked them the following questions:

1. Who was your favorite player when you were growing up? 2. Why? 3. What do you most remember about that player? 4. Did you ever come into contact with him? 5. Do you have any special memorabilia (baseball card, autograph, etc.)?
I'll be looking forward to next week when Lederer posts an interview he did with Bill James at the winter meetings.

I think Baseball Analysts has a chance to be one of the best baseball sites around, given Lederer's track record of good writing combined with great analysis (check out his Abstracts from The Abstracts, and his Blyleven series, both available on the sidebar over there) and that Smith's been covering prospects and the minor leagues for a couple of years now (that's nearly forever in blogging years).

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